Our Spicy Chicken Recipes here are perfect for heat seekers and flavor rebels. Hot and spicy chicken to mouthwatering saucy stews will surely set your tastebuds in a breathtaking ride of spectacular flavor explosion. Definitely not for the fainthearted! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! 😉
Spice up your favorite chicken recipes with a dash of pepper flakes, cayenne, hot sauce, or pepper sauce to make your dining experience more exciting and enjoyable. Just like these spicy chicken recipes below that will surely impress everyone at the table.
Incredibly quick and easy to make, not to mention affordable, and perfect for everyday meal prep. Oh yes!
Well, it’s no secret that spicy chicken is soaked in a spicy marinade or rubbed with spicy seasonings. It usually includes pepper flakes, chili paste, cayenne powder, hot sauce, or sriracha.
Technically, both male (roosters) and female chickens (hens) are edible. And for the meat industry, both are used. That means that by the time it gets to the grocery store, we don’t know which gender it was. However, hens are the obvious choice if producing eggs. 😉
Chicken is a versatile dish that goes well with pretty much anything. Some of the crowd favorites include mashed potatoes, salads, roasted veggies, and, my favorite of all, rice dishes.
Hot and Spicy Chicken Recipes
1. Sweet Sticky Spicy Chicken
Experience an explosion of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors in this amazing Sweet Sticky Spicy Chicken. It is made with honey, ketchup, Caribbean pepper sauce, and pineapple juice. Aah! It’s so good you’ll be licking your fingers with every piece. Serve it along with a beer for the perfect comfort food combo. 😋
2. Nashville Hot Chicken
This one is a spicy take on our usual crispy fried chicken. Aside from the spicy marinade with Creole Seasoning and hot sauce, the flour coating is loaded with cayenne pepper and paprika. And it’s made even spicier by brushing the chicken with Nashville hot sauce for a fantastic finish. Certainly, one of the best spicy chicken recipes you’ll ever try!
3. Paprika Chicken Legs
It’s hard to stop munching on these babies once you start, for sure. Good thing this chicken leg recipe is guilt-free, gluten-free, and keto-friendly, too! And best of all, they’re baked for that perfectly crisp and flavorful skin. It’s so easy to make yet full of great flavors, thanks to paprika, cayenne, and fresh herbs such as thyme, oregano, and parsley. Oh yes!
4. Buffalo Wings
You’ll hear nothing but praise when you serve your guest these saucy, crispy chicken wings. It is simply irresistible with its lavish spicy sauce perfectly seasoned with Creole Seasoning, hot sauce, cayenne, and Worcestershire sauce. Not only do these babies make great party appetizers, but they also make a satisfying dinner perfect for the whole family. 😉
5. Baked Jerk Chicken Wings
But of course, you’ll love our Jerk Chicken Wings, too! They are baked, making them easier to prepare than my Grilled Jerk Chicken, unquestionably filling and satisfying without the guilt because they are absolutely gluten-free and keto-friendly. Aah! What’s not to love? And don’t forget the Remoulade Sauce to add more wow factor to our classic comfort food. 😉
Spicy Grilled Chicken Recipes
6. Peri-Peri Chicken
Let me excite your tastebuds with this mildly spicy and juicy chicken dish bursting with sensational complex flavors from Peri-Peri Sauce, Creole Seasoning, lemon, and herbs. So crank up the heat with more chili pepper flakes or hot sauce, and you’ll really enjoy its lip-smacking goodness. Indeed, an amazing spicy chicken recipe whether it’s grilled or baked.
7. Jamaican Jerk Chicken
You’ll be surprised how easy to prepare this moist and tender Jerk Chicken Recipe. I bet you will really enjoy its perfect balance of heat and sweetness, especially with my homemade Jerk Seasoning and marinade made with habanero peppers, thyme, onion, garlic, and pineapple juice. Such an easy dish that will surely impress!
8. Chicken Shawarma
Indulge yourself with this mouthwatering Chicken Shawarma beautifully wrapped in soft and chewy flatbread or chapati. And, of course, don’t forget to serve it with an enticing, spicy mayonnaise sauce along with fresh veggies, such as cucumber, lettuce, and tomatoes, to complete your crave-worthy Mediterranean delight. Additionally, a handful of grated cheddar cheese will surely take this chicken recipe up a notch.👌
9. Suya Chicken
Skip the sugar and crank up the heat to enjoy this spicy chicken in a delectable peanut butter sauce. Yes! You read it right, peanut butter! The remarkable flavor twist perfectly complements our hot and spicy chicken. So go crazy with the pepper sauce and cayenne; I won’t stop you. Just be careful about setting your mouth on fire, though. 😉
Spicy Chicken Stew Recipes
10. Baked Chicken Legs (Creamy and Spicy)
Spicy and creamy make such a perfect combination to grace our favorite chicken dish. You’ll love it even more seasoned with wonderful spices such as Italian Seasoning and Creole Seasoning or Seasoned Salt, then baked in a creamy tomato-based sauce. And with less than 10 minutes of prep time, you’ll be making this chicken leg recipe all the time. For sure!
11. Doro Wat – Ethiopian Chicken Stew
Have you ever heard of Doro Wat? If not, then let me introduce you to this Ethiopian delicacy, also known as Doro Wot, featuring chicken and boiled eggs. And all you need is some homemade Berbere Spice, Spiced Butter, paprika, basil, and lemon to enjoy its authentic flavors with incredible depth of flavor. What a great addition to your spicy chicken recipe collection! Awesome!
12. Chicken Curry Recipe
As soon as I start feeling a little under the weather, I always crave this scrumptious Chicken Curry here. Its mildly spicy and savory flavors are like a warm hug on a winter day, especially when I eat it along with a cup of steaming rice. It’s even more delightful with its creamy sauce brimming with amazing flavors from curry, paprika, and thyme. Aah! Genuinely comforting, indeed!
13. Trinidad Chicken Roti
Well, this spicy chicken recipe is incredibly rich and full of indulging goodness from curry, cumin, paprika, and thyme. And it’s utterly filling too with chickpeas and potatoes. Not only does this chicken recipe is easy to make, but it will surely give you an unforgettable taste bud explosion as well. Aside from roti prata, it also goes pretty well with a cup of steaming rice. Yum!
Which spicy chicken recipe do you want to make first? If you’re not a fan of anything spicy, you can check out these Baked Chicken Recipes or this collection of Best Chicken Breast Recipes.
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